Master of Midwifery

La Trobe University

This program aims to prepare midwives to undertake an advanced practice role and provides them with sound research training.

Course Fee:

Australian: $24,000

Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent); Applicants must also hold a Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery or equivalent, with a minimum 70 per cent (or equivalent) Weighted Average Mark (WAM), and Division 1 and Midwifery (dual current registration) or Midwifery current registration as a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA); Applicants must also have at least one year's recent clinical practice in midwifery and be employed by a clinical agency in an approved area of midwifery practice; Please contact the course coordinator for further information on these requirements; NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place; Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students must complete 120 credit points consisting of three core subjects: Advanced Midwifery Practice, Childbirth and Wellbeing, and a research subject; in addition students carry out either a 60 credit point thesis of approximately 15,000 words, or alternatively one elective subject from the list of current subjects offered in the Master of Nursing, and a 40 credit point clinical project.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Federal Police check - A$15 to A$43, Immunisations - approximately A$500, Working with Children Check - A$77. Accommodation for any clinical placements may vary according to the venue and location.

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info No Part time 2 years
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